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Specific Inhibition of Rac1 Activation

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Rac1 is a member of a family of small GTPases that are primarily responsible for cellular motility and morphology. Activation of Rac1 by Rac-specific guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) is thought to be important for the metastasis of cancer cells. The scope of this project was to synthesize a minimal extended peptide sequence that would block interaction between Rac1 and the Rac1-specifice exchange factor GEF-H1. Inhibition of Rac1 activation by Rac-specific GEFs would be a useful tool for the study of Rac-mediated cellular processes and may ultimately result in cancer therapeutics.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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  • E-project-042606-114459
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  • 2006
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  • 2006-04-26
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